Elizabeth Warren: The Woman Who Would Throw Stones, Radicalize Your Firstborn And Make the Streets Run Marxist RedPosted: October 26, 2011
It’s becoming clear that Elizabeth Warren is viewed as a major threat by the Republican political machine. She’s never been a Wall St. favorite and was neatly disposed by a President too weak, too fearful of or beholden to the financial districts’ money to fight the good fight. Obama would not and did not appoint Warren to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency she developed and nurtured into being. And so, rather than going quietly into that good night, Warren surprised many by tossing her hat into the political arena in Massachusetts, running for Ted Kennedy’s old seat and pitting herself against a Wall St. darling, the handsome pinup, Senator Scott Brown.
Personally, I don’t have anything against Brown. He seems a decent sort from my long-distance view in Red State territory. But Warren is my kind of candidate, even though she’s not as liberal as I am nor as liberal as many disenchanted, politically homeless Democrats. Where she’s won hearts is through her consistent support for the middle-class, America’s working men and women. The working class is the spine of this country. We lose them, we lose everything.
But now, Elizabeth Warren has really done it, committed another unpardonable sin. She’s publicly stated that she supports Occupy Wall St. She’s openly said that her work in the past set the groundwork, laid down the fundamentals that the Movement took to heart and rallied around.
Some people, perhaps a number of Democrats, would take issue with that. A former Republican, Warren made a rather clumsy statement about OWS early on about people needing to follow the law. Critics took that to mean she supported the police in all matters, public grievances be damned.
But this is minor in comparison to the reaction Warren’s most recent statement inspired:
“I created much of the intellectual foundation for what they do,” she says. “I support what they do.”
OMG. How could she?
For some progressives this statement has the whiff of conceit. Far too Gore-like, they wail—Al Gore of the ‘I created the Internet’ fame. An idiotic wail IMHO, but a complaint nonetheless.
But for the GOP? We’re in major meltdown territory. If Warren supports OWS, then the unreasonable can conclude she supports general mayhem, political overthrow, blood running thick and red through the streets. Because creating hysteria and destructive class warfare is what OWS is all about.
This ongoing spew of misinformation is laughable. But also dangerous. Trying to paint Elizabeth Warren as some fuming Marxist and the Occupy Movement as a bunch of mindless revolutionaries [or spoiled brats with romantic revolutionary notions], sets the stage for a political division we have not seen since those grand Red Scare days. I wasn’t a conscious human being [beyond sucking my toes] during that infamous period, the glorious McCarthy years–our political witch burning era–but I’ve read enough to know we don’t want to go there. Too many ruined lives, too much shameless posturing and a myriad of unAmerican activities transformed into a hideous art form by righteous accusers who saw Commies and Traitors and a sprawling Red Menace everywhere they looked. And pointed.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee [NRSC] hoping to reelect Scott Brown in 2012 jumped all over Warren’s OWS support statement:
“Warren’s decision to not only embrace, but take credit for this movement is notable considering the Boston Police Department was recently forced to arrest at least 141 of her Occupy acolytes in Boston the other day after they threatened to tie up traffic downtown and refused to abide by their protest permit limits,” wrote NRSC spokesman, Brian Walsh.
You can see where this twisted language logic takes you—Warren supports OWS. Therefore, Warren is responsible for the police ‘forced’ to arrest 141 of her ‘Occupy acolytes.’
Can we take a break here?
The police acted independently of Elizabeth Warren. They arrested citizens exercising their Constitutional right to free assembly to voice grievances against a Government and financial system that has betrayed them, betrayed us all. They were arrested because they threatened to tie up traffic? Did they or didn’t they? And as we all know refusing to abide by protest permit limits is a major offense. Off with their heads! Oh, and let’s not overlook that sweet phrase: ‘her Occupy acolytes.’
Holy Smokes! Elizabeth Warren is not only an OWS supporter, she’s the Pope of Mayhem.
“Politics is a blood Sport.”
That quote is credited to a 20th century Welsh politician, Aneurin Bevan. I recall Bill Clinton saying the same thing a number of years ago. It’s probably true. He or she who withstands the battle of a thousand tiny cuts, wins. But let’s not confuse honest criticism with smarmy, unsubstantiated attacks and accusations.
Elizabeth Warren is not Marxist, anymore than the Occupy Wall St. movement is dedicated to the violent overthrow of the United States. Are there some radical elements swirling around the edges of Occupy? Probably. Like moths, the fringe is drawn to the swirling lights. But one would need to question who is on the side of violence with what happened in Oakland over the last several nights.
What Warren and OWS protesters have in common is a cry for economic justice, a return to the Rule of Law in a country where our Government and financial institutions have been overtaken by Big Money and corporate influence. Warren and OWS’s support for middle-class equity and fairness is as American as Old Glory.
But here’s another reason I like Elizabeth Warren:
Because she really drives the GOP wild and highlights the shallow, ridiculous nature of their arguments and propaganda.
You go, Sister!